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Don’t Be An April Fool

Connecting an unprotected PC to the internet is rather like stripping naked, covering yourself in honey and throwing yourself into a nest of angry wasps: the question isn’t whether you’re going to get stung, it’s how bad the results are going to be. The internet is full of unpleasantness and some of it is trying […]

Playtime & Playroom Designs

If you have space for a dedicated playroom, or can allocate a section of another room, you can keep toys contained and your children happy – and it’s a great opportunity for some imaginative decorating, says Katherine Sorrell. The key to designing a playroom is flexibility. Unless money and time are no object, frequent redecorating […]

Keep Calm and Get Colouring

Close your eyes and think back to the simple pleasures of childhood: a rainbow box of crayons on the table , beside it, a book of illustrations just waiting to be coloured in. Remember the intense concentration as you filled in the blank spaces with your favourite shades of yellow, red, purple, green and blue? […]

Horoscopes for 2017

Horoscopes for 2017 These horoscopes are written especially for us by the wonderful James Christie If you would like a private reading, please contact James on 01423 339 770 or jcp@magepublishing.co.uk ARIES    TAURUS    GEMINI    CANCER    LEO    VIRGO    SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS    CAPRICORN    AQUARIUS    PISCES ARIES (Mar 20 – Apr 19) xxxxx back to top TAURUS (Apr 20 – May […]

Christmas Special Offers

Christmas is coming … are you ready or should we not be using the dreaded ‘C’ word ??? We’re working on our October issue as we speak and we’ve come up with FOUR fabulous advertising packages for you … PLUS … all our advertisers in October, November AND December will go into a prize draw for a […]

Summer Pudding

This is a classic summer British dessert made with just a few simple ingredients. Make the day before serving to allow plenty of time for the sweet berry juices to soften the bread. Serve with softly whipped cream, Greek style yoghurt or tangy crème fraiche. Ingredients: 275g small strawberries, hulled and halved 275g raspberries 175g […]

Outdoor Living

By Katherine Sorrell Longer days and (fingers crossed) lots of sunshine mean it’s time to head out to the garden. However large or small your outside space, some careful planning will ensure that it is flexible enough for playing games, entertaining or simply putting your feet up and relaxing, writes Katherine Sorrell. The days of […]